Archive for July, 2010

Negative Rep Training

Posted on July 16th, 2010 by Mic

Hi, Yesterday’s post talked about how negative rep training can help you build more strength and burn body fat at the same time. However, this is a very stressful type of training and should not be used all the time. Once every few workouts is plenty. There are several ways to do negative training. One […]

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Should You Use Negative Rep Training?

Posted on July 15th, 2010 by Mic

Should you use negative rep training? Negative rep training is great for building strength and keeping the metabolic forces in high gear. That means more fat burning. What is a negative rep. It is the return to the starting position. For example, with biceps curls, when you lift the weight that is the positive part […]

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Lift Heavy Weights?

Posted on July 14th, 2010 by Mic

Hi, Should women lift heavy weights? Or should they try to tone their muscles with lighter weights? According to the national Strength and Conditioning Assoc., lifting light weights will not do to much for either your strength or your muscle tone. This has been mentioned before on this blog. Toning a muscle – if there […]

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Thigh Exercises

Posted on July 13th, 2010 by Mic

Want a few good thigh exercises? Check out the video below. If your thighs aren’t firm enough, then these are some good exercises to change that. You don’t even need any weights! Just spend a few minutes a day specializing on these thigh exercises and they will firm up quickly.

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Burn Fat With 1 Exercise?

Posted on July 12th, 2010 by Mic

Hi, I just saw an article – on another blog – that indicated you could burn fat with 1 exercise. That exercise was the deadlift. You can see the full article here: Getting Rid of Fat Through Dead Lift Before I give my opinion of this article, I want to let you know where I […]

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The Perfect Abs?

Posted on July 9th, 2010 by Mic

Hi, Just read an article on the perfect abs and how to get them. It was in Muscle and Body (July 2010) and it was by Kim Lyons who is a fitness trainer of some renown. (Was on The Biggest Loser.) She was answering a question for someone who wants to know how to get […]

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Women’s Heart Rate

Posted on July 8th, 2010 by Mic

Hi, Women are different than men. And turns out women’s heart rates are also different than men’s. Nothing new here. So why have men and women always measured their stress heart rate (when you are exercising) the same? They have done so because no one ever studied the differences and came up with a formula […]

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Mediterranean Diet

Posted on July 7th, 2010 by Mic

Hi, I found this post on the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet. It did a good job at outlining the benefits of the diet. You can find it at this link along with my comment: mediterranean diet Check it out.

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Comparing Different Diets

Posted on July 6th, 2010 by Mic

  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could compare different diets to see which one works best for you? Sure would. But there is a problem. Not every diet will work for you. Some will not work at all, some will work okay and some diets will work wonders for you. But, how do you […]

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What Type of Diet Works Best?

Posted on July 2nd, 2010 by Mic

Hi, You probably know there are hundreds of different types of diets. But, which type of diet works best? That is what some researchers tried to figure out in a study published in 2009 in The New England Journal of Medicine. Four types of diets were studied to see which one would have the best […]

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